There is a place for the odds and ends that don’t make it into the official reports and this is it. One of our writers has driven an estimated 750,000 miles to attend somewhere around 5,000 meetings. He doesn’t know much about water but he knows a lot about meetings and Highway 99. There’s no telling what will go through a person’s mind with all that alone time behind the wheel. Find out here.


Madera Sub Basin Loses $500,000 Due to New Stone GSA

March 19, 2020 Contact: Stephanie Anagnoson, Plan Manager, (559) 675-7703 On January 31, 2020, after over two years of development and public outreach, Madera Irrigation District Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA), City of Madera GSA, Madera Water District GSA,...

Not All Wells Are Created Equal March 16, 2020

By Chris Johnson I’ve often asked the rhetorical question, “who speaks for agriculture?” when it comes to wells and current groundwater management efforts in California.  My answer to the individual agriculturist is, “You need to speak for yourself!” “Possession does...

Opinion: California Water War on Verge of Erupting February 24, 2020

By Geoff Vanden Heuvel, Director of Regulatory and Economic Affairs California Milk Council There were big moves related to California water this week. I wish I could reassure you that everything is going to be okay – but I cannot. The lay of the land The San Joaquin...

Important Friant Water Authority US Bureau of Reclamation Meeting Monday Jan 6, 2020

The following is an important announcement by the Friant Water Authority. Friant Water Authority Asks for you to Attend an Important Meeting Monday! US Bureau of Reclamation Meeting, Monday, Jan. 6 at 1:00 pm Visalia Convention Center 303 E. Acequia & Bridge,...

Kings River Conservation District Wins ACWA Award for SGMA Outreach Dec 10, 2019

The following is a press release from ACWA about the Kings River Conservation District winning the Huell Howser Best in Blue Award at the recent Fall ACWA Conference in San Diego. I don't think the release went far enough. It didn't mention the amazing amount of...

James ID Looking for New GM August 23, 2019

GENERAL MANAGER JAMES IRRIGATION DISTRICT (San Joaquin, CA) Salary open DOQ. James Irrigation District is located about 30 miles southwest of the City of Fresno and is comprised of roughly 26,000 acres, of which 22,000 acres are currently irrigated. It is a public...

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Rain in Louisiana

Starting in the early morning hours of June 6, 2019 the rain band over our home in Cecilia, Louisiana really cut loose. From about 4:00am until 8:00am or so it rained the equivalent of three inches per hour. Thank God we have decent drainage into the Bayou Teche which...

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Research Project Announcement May 29, 2019

San Joaquin Valley Water Infrastructure Financing Strategies With the implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), stakeholders from the agricultural, environmental, and disadvantaged communities, along with urban interest groups have...

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Delta View Water Association Announcement May 2019

Editor's Note: The following was received from Johnny Gailey, owner of Green Acres Ag Consulting of Visalia. He has been instrumental in forming the new Delta View Water Association. This nonprofit group has come together to help growers in white areas and those in...

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Valley Ventures Accepting Applications

Valley Ventures applications are now open! Valley Ventures is the best opportunity to learn what to do and what not to do to build a business any aspiring entrepreneur can have. Valley Ventures is now accepting applications for their Fall 2019 Cohort! Participants...

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